Manager Luis Rojas said deGrom played catch without pain on Thursday and had “bounced back after yesterday’s scary moment.”
He exited after a surprisingly rough two innings that could put a wrinkle in his bid for a third straight NL Cy Young Award.
The right-hander was pulled after only 40 pitches and one strikeout. He allowed three earned runs in a game for the the first time this season, pushing his ERA back over 2.00 at 2.09.
“Apparently we caught it early,” Rojas said.